Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Infinity Scarves are Looming Up

Before we went on the Holiday from Hell back in August,
I bought one a knitting loom. I knew I'd need something to keep busy with while 
Phil took the kids fishing. 
However, since we were camping and it rained for 5 of the 7 days and we were in a tent,
I didn't dare pull out balls of yarn to have rolling in the mud.
I did, become a little addicted to looming/knitting up these
infinity scarves when we came back. I think I was using this as a form of therapy.
No! the leaves outside our window are not this delightful colour of purple!
This is the only way I could get any where near the actual shade of this cowl.
This picture isn't doing it justice, this cowl is a gorgeous jewel hue.
I've got a couple more to add to my Etsy shop in the next few days.
And that's how I've managed to keep some small modicum of sanity these past few weeks.
whatever medium you use

Sunday, 22 September 2013

no sewing just...

I'm still here but drowning in clutter and renos and some difficult times.
I haven't even set up my sewing space!  Sad, I know.
On the up side I have laid a laminate floor in the livingroom,
 linoleum in the bath, refinished the kitchen cupboards (just need to finish the doors),
primed the livingroom walls (I'll get those painted this week), all on my own.

 The difficult times  involve our beautiful Bullet. 
She started having some troubles on our Holiday from Hell in August. 
She has been diagnosed with spinal exostoses. 
For now her medication is keeping her comfortable and her tail wagging.
We've been experiencing more difficult times involving our foster daughter,
hence Holiday from Hell. Let's just say everyone has their breaking point.